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Welcome to Year 1.

Welcome to Year 1 

Our Learning
Hello and welcome to the Summer term in Year 1.
      Our topic this term for Year 1 is Hot and Cold. A main focus of this topic will be geography where we will be thinking about the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles and increasing our knowledge of where places are in the world by looking at maps and globes. This topic will also include a science focus learning about animals where we will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and thinking about which animals are herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We will also continue to think about weather and the seasons and how day length varies. We will also investigate temperature looking at how hot and cold temperatures are.
  In history we will be learning about significant individuals including Ernest Shackleton, Grace Darling and David Attenborough.
  Our art sessions will focus on print making where we will make prints of animal markings and mono prints of plants and flowers. We will also have a focus on 3D form where we will create a class sculpture park.
  In DT we will be covering the cooking and nutrition element of the curriculum by designing and making our own smoothies and sorbets.
  In our computing sessions we will work together to produce a talking book linked to our English work and we will also be filming the steps linked to our food work in DT.
  In RE we will be finding out what it means to belong to a church or mosque. We will then be thinking about the question ‘Who brought messages about God and what did they say?’
  In PSHCE we will look at the Zones of Regulation to help children with understanding their emotions and will continue to build on and refer to these. We will also continue to use the NHS Mindmate resources particularly focusing on ‘Solving Problems and ‘Being the Same’.
  In music we will continue to use the Charanga scheme to play games, learn about the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch, etc.), sing and play instruments.
  During our PE sessions we will continue to build on our games skills and develop our athletics skills in preparation for Sports Day at the end of term.
  We continue to have a daily English focus which includes phonics, spelling, reading, writing, handwriting and speaking and listening. Our writing will include producing riddles and information leaflets about animals; looking at poetry and focusing on the stories of author Mairi Hedderwick (Katie Morag). We will also use the story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers as a basis for our own story writing.
  In maths our learning will begin with looking at early multiplication and division skills (grouping and sharing); fractions (finding halves and quarters of shapes and small amounts), place value of numbers to 100 and then a focus on time (o’clock, half-past) and money (recognising coins and notes and solving simple problems related to money).
Our Homework


At Shire Oak, we encourage creative, project-based homework to allow children to explore wider aspects of a topic and follow their own interests and ideas.


Homework Leaflet Autumn 1st half 2022

Homework Leaflet Autumn 2nd half 2022

Homework Leaflet Spring 1st half 2023

Homework Leaflet Spring 2nd half 2023

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